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Visual representation of harmonics in the periodic motion of a vibrating guitar string. First (or fundamental) harmonic (top), second harmonic (center), and sixth harmonic (bottom).
a. Of or relating to harmony.
b. Pleasing to the ear: harmonic orchestral effects.
c. Characterized by harmony: a harmonic liturgical chant.
2. Of or relating to harmonics.
3. Integrated in nature.
a. Any of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental tone.
b. A tone produced on a stringed instrument by lightly touching an open or stopped vibrating string at a given fraction of its length so that both segments vibrate. Also called overtone, partial, partial tone.
2. harmonics(used with a sing. verb) The theory or study of the physical properties and characteristics of musical sound.
3. Physics Any of a series of periodic waves whose frequencies are integral multiples of a fundamental frequency.
[Latin harmonicus, from Greek harmonikos, from harmoniā, harmony; see harmony.]
1. (Music, other) (functioning as singular) the science of musical sounds and their acoustic properties
2. (Music, other) (functioning as plural) the overtones of a fundamental note, as produced by lightly touching the string of a stringed instrument at one of its node points while playing. See harmonic6
1. (used with a sing. v.) the science of musical sounds.
2. (used with a pl. v.) the partials or overtones of a fundamental tone.
3. (used with a pl. v.) the flutelike tones of the strings of a stringed instrument made to vibrate to produce overtones.